Skip takeout and make these delicious, healthy dan dan noodles with a sesame-soy sauce, shrimp and peanuts in just 30 minutes. The Sichuan preserved vegetables add a bright pop of tangy, slightly fermented flavor. Look for them at an Asian market if you want the most authentic flavor or use more commonly available kimchi.
Any type of flat wheat noodle can be used for this recipe; for the most authentic taste and texture, seek out a Chinese brand of noodles from an Asian market or a supermarket with a large selection of ingredients used in Chinese cooking.
Dark soy sauce (sometimes called black soy sauce) is thicker than regular soy sauce with a touch of sweetness. Look for it in Asian markets or make a substitute by combining a bit of regular soy sauce with a tiny bit of molasses.
Look for Chinese sesame paste--similar to tahini with a more prominent roasted-sesame flavor--Asian markets.
Go for sustainably raised shrimp. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America it's more likely to be sustainably caught.
Serving Size: about 1 1/3 cups
387 calories; protein 19.9g; carbohydrates 51g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 5.7g; fat 11.8g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 66.2mg; vitamin a iu 101IU; vitamin c 3.1mg; folate 181.9mcg; calcium 54.9mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 61.4mg; potassium 308.3mg; sodium 584.6mg; thiamin 0.5mg; added sugar 4g.